Birthplace of Texas GeoTour

GeoTour Name:

Birthplace of Texas

Location:

Washington County, Texas

Favorite Points:

456+

Flash mob event at Toubin Park in downtown Brenham, site of an original cistern

Flash mob event at Toubin Park in downtown Brenham, site of an original cistern

Why Washington County is a great place to visit:

Washington County is filled with many “firsts” and “oldests.” This is where Texas became Texas. Tour th county exploring historical sites, quaint communities, good eateries, wineries, and museums.

“Stomp grapes? Yes please! Taste Wine? Yes Please? Teach the owner’s grandniece about geocaching? Yes please,” wrote geocacher doanna at GC4V22F.

Best time of year to visit:

Any time of the year is a great time to visit Brenham and Washington County – really! The most popular time is in March and April for antique shopping and Bluebonnet photo ops.

Must-see attractions:

Washington on the Brazos is THE historic site where Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836. Just 20 minutes from Brenham, you’ll learn all there is to know about Texas history at the Star of the Republic Museum. You can also explore what life was like in the 1800’s at Barrington Living History Farm. There are two geocaches on the GeoTour here, plus three state park caches!

sideA-transparentPrizes:

Visitors can earn points while geocaching, eating, sleeping, and shopping around Washington County. Those who collect more than 25 points will earn a collectible two-sided, colorful geocoin!

What geocachers are saying about Birthplace of Texas GeoTour:

“We greatly enjoyed touring around Washington County, picking up caches one by one and learning new stuff about Texas history at the same time.” –Dhaulaghiri

“That was fun… This was our first geotour and we were happy that y’all cared for these caches so much. Thanks for putting out this series. The favorite point that we give this one counts for the entire trail.” –Ground Beef 

“Omg omg omg I cannot tell you how much I love this!!!! Been wanting to come for decades. Now (I have an) excuse to do it!” –browningfamily

Additional Information:

Brenham will be the host city for Texas Challenge, a geocaching Mega-Event in March 2016!

 

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